Publications on Fair recruitment
Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers in an Irregular Situation and Preventing Irregular Labour Migration: A Compendium
23 December 2021
The Compendium presents the situations that can lead migrant workers into irregularity, the rights of migrant workers in irregular situations, and the relevant international standards and good practice. It highlights laws, policies and practices that can help prevent irregular labour migration, and facilitate respect and promotion of the human rights of all migrant workers, regardless of status”. The Compendium is not intended to be exhaustive but is instead a living document that will be regularly updated with new examples and experiences. It seeks to encourage the sharing of good practices by states, social partners, and other actors concerned and to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular migration.
Some of the references will be further updated in early 2022
13 December 2021
This research report shows that digital technology can play a significant role in making safe labour migration and fair recruitment a reality. It also gives valuable recommendations for how to make this happen.
22 November 2021
This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.
12 October 2021
This toolkit was created to help journalists in Uzbekistan to report on forced labour and fair recruitment.
20 August 2021
The Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) was launched in 2014 as part of the ILO Fair Migration Agenda. Since its launch, the FRI has been critical to ILO’s work in the area of national and international recruitment of workers and has added renewed impetus and visibility to this important topic. The 2021-2025 Strategy will continue to be grounded in relevant international labour standards (ILS), global guidance, and social dialogue between governance institutions and actors of the labour market.
18 August 2021
This assessment highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippines’ recruitment industry, in particular private recruitment agencies (PRAs).
11 August 2021
In cooperation with ITC-ILO, the REFRAME project has produced a comprehensive modular training manual on fair recruitment to support its constituents to design, support and implement fair recruitment practices.
15 July 2021
This review provides an overview of legislative and policy frameworks concerning recruitment of migrant workers in Nepal and identifies gaps in relation to the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment.
Africa Regional Fair Recruitment Report: The recruitment of migrant workers to, within and from Africa
22 June 2021
The “Africa Regional Fair Recruitment Report: The recruitment of migrant workers to, within and from Africa” comprises an expanded view of the recruitment of African migrant workers to disentangle the recruitment, migration and employment aspects of the process. It analyses the practices of the various actors that contribute to each of the three aspects, notably employers, recruiters and other service providers. It recommends that such dimensions be distinguished according to countries of origin and of employment, as well as by occupation, in order to respond to challenges encountered by migrant workers in terms of personal characteristics such as gender and level of education. Those dimensions are inter-connected, but may vary in relation to each other and can change over time.
09 June 2021
This assessment highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the recruitment industry in Nepal.